Fire, Event Bring Delays To Some Central Oregon Roads

OPB | Aug. 18, 2017

Eclipse festival traffic is slow Friday morning  near Prineville, but moving.

Study: Probiotics Can Help Trees Clean Up Toxic Waste

KUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 15, 2017

Humans like their yogurt and new research indicates the trees that clean up toxic waste stand to benefit from probiotics too.

Renowned Newport, Oregon, Oceanographer Bill Peterson Dies

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017

A renowned Oregon ocean scientist has died.  Bill Peterson, 74, helped illuminate how climate events like the El Niño affect the ocean food web including the Northwest's salmon runs.

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Eclipse Of The Arts: 'State Of Wonder' Travels The Path Of Totality

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017 4:30 p.m. | Oregon

"State of Wonder" is traveling across the solar eclipse's path of totality, from Newport to the Ochoco National Forest and many places in-between. Follow the team on this once in a lifetime artistic and cosmic journey.  

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Watch: Why Eclipses Have Always Fascinated Us

OPB | Aug. 14, 2017 1:23 p.m.

One event links ancient mythology, the world's first computer and Albert Einstein. It's happening in Oregon on August 21st.

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What's The Big Deal With The Solar Eclipse? 7 Things To Know

OPB | Aug. 8, 2017 9 a.m. | Portland

On Monday, Aug. 21, Oregon will have a collective raised head to the first total solar eclipse in almost 40 years. Here are seven things to know before the solar eclipse completely covers our lives.

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What Happens To Our Bodies When It's Hot Out?

OPB | Aug. 3, 2017 2:36 p.m. | Portland

Here's how our bodies respond when hot weather strikes.

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OHSU Researchers 1st In US To Correct Genes With Editing Technology

OPB | Aug. 2, 2017 12:56 p.m. | Portland

A team of researchers at Oregon Health & Science University has officially become the first in the United States to use a gene-editing tool to target a disease-causing mutation.

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Sword Fern Mystery: Acres Of Dead Forest Plants Puzzle Scientists

KUOW/EarthFix | July 27, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Seattle

Sword ferns have been dying in huge numbers in forests around Puget Sound. The problem is spreading and scientists are scrambling to figure out what’s killing the centuries-old plants.

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Report: OHSU Scientist 1st In US To Modify Human Genes With CRISPR

OPB | July 26, 2017 4:31 p.m. | Portland

The MIT Technology Review reported Wednesday that a researcher at OHSU became the first in the United States to genetically modify a human embryo.

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Would You Trust The Feds To Make Decisions About Your Land? | Terrestrial

KUOW | July 20, 2017 3:30 p.m. | Enterprise, Oregon

Why would a fourth-generation Oregon rancher who doesn't put much trust in the government choose to work with federal agencies to restore salmon runs on her property?

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Sharks Sighted On Oregon Coast (Calm Down, It’s Normal)

OPB | July 19, 2017 1:19 p.m.

Cannon Beach Police advised beachgoers this week of shark dorsal fin sightings in the Cannon Beach area, but such sightings are not uncommon this time of year.

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10 Tips To Capturing Stellar Images Of The Oregon Solar Eclipse

OPB | July 19, 2017 12:01 p.m. | Portland

On the morning of Aug. 21, 2017, the moon will pass in front of the sun creating a rare total solar eclipse in Oregon and casting parts of the state into complete daytime darkness. In other words, photographic gold.


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